Streaming is a curious beast. One minute you’ll be enjoying the 80’s vibe of Weird stuff and next time you’ll struggle to pick something from that overwhelming catalog. Sometimes, though, you come across something you wouldn’t normally choose: a Netflix suggestion from a friend or a recent addition that escaped your notice while navigating Amazon Prime Video’s curated menus.
But once you’ve seen that movie or TV show and moved on, it can go back into relative obscurity, reducing your chances of remembering and paying for that recommendation many months later. You may also have seen something, hated it and want to make sure it doesn’t affect future recommendations. Fortunately, many streaming services keep a list of the things you’ve watched (if they weren’t removed from their catalog due to licensing agreements). Here’s how to find them.
Find your watch history on Netflix is a simple matter. Go to Netflix.com, make sure you’re signed in and hover over your profile name. Select Your account from the menu. Now scroll down and select View Activity. You should now see a list of everything you have streamed on your account.
Alternatively, you can click here†
While you’re there, you can decide how your history affects Netflix recommendations. Clicking the X next to a title removes it from your Recently Watched or Continue Watching row, but it also ensures that Netflix doesn’t use a moment of streaming weakness against you. After it’s deleted, it won’t show up in your list until you view it again.
If you’re a Disney+ subscriber in the US, there’s a chance you’ve signed up for the Disney bundle to get Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu subscriptions for a discounted price. Unlike Disney+, however, Hulu is doing you can keep track of your viewing history, both in the apps and on the web.
It may not be immediately obvious, but hulu saves your watch history in the Keep Watching section, from which you can browse the movies and TV shows you’ve already streamed. To make things more confusing, you can’t see the individual episodes of a show you’ve already watched in the “Keep Watching” section, so you have to select the detail page of a particular show and add it to My Stuff. It also lets you see how many unwatched episodes you can still stream.
To remove content, navigate to the Keep Watching page and click the X to remove it from your watch history. On mobile, tap the three dots on the thumbnail of the selected show or movie and click Remove from Watch History.
As it stands, HBO Max does not provide a way to see everything you have viewed. However, it will automatically add movies and TV shows you haven’t watched yet to the Continue Watching row on the service’s home screen.
To remove a movie or series from your keep watching list in your app or on the web, tap your profile icon, tap Continue Watching, then tap Edit. Then tap the X next to an individual item or Clear All to remove everything. When you’re done, click Done.
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Unlike Netflix, Amazon doesn’t make it easy to see what you’ve watched before. In fact, it buries its listing in a bunch of links that you wouldn’t check otherwise.
If you’d like to go the manual route, make sure you’re logged in to the Amazon website and click the Your Account link in the top bar. On the resulting page, scroll down to Personalization and click Improve your recommendations. Now click on Videos you watched in the left menu.
This is where you can rate a TV show or movie so Amazon can better understand your likes and dislikes or completely rule out that listing. If you’ve found that both Netflix and Amazon haven’t done a good job of tailoring content to your interests, here’s a good way to give it more insight.
Peacock does not currently offer a way to see everything you’ve streamed on its service. It does, however, offer a Continue Watching section that lists all the movies and TV shows you’ve started but may not have quite finished.
Paramount+ also currently doesn’t offer a way to see everything you’ve viewed. However, there is a Keep Watching section that lists all the movies and TV shows you’ve started but may not have quite finished.
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- 1 Netflix
- 2 Apple TV+
- 3 apples Its catalog of streaming originals may not be as broad as, say, Netflix or Disney+, but the iPhone maker has a very extensive movie and TV store that can help fill in the gaps. If you want to see what you’ve recently watched on Apple TV+ or Apple’s TV app in general, the company does offer a way to see your viewing history, but it’s hidden at the bottom of the TV app itself. Just open the TV app on a Mac or iOS device and keep scrolling to the bottom of the Watch Now tab. There you will see a small selection of your most recently viewed content. Select the “Show all” link to see everything you’ve ever watched on Apple TV (this can include movies and TV shows from third-party apps you’ve installed on your Apple TV streamer). Unfortunately, Apple doesn’t offer a dedicated Recently Watched section in the TV+ web UI, opting instead for a Up Next section. However, you can clear what you’ve watched by going to Settings and selecting Clear Playback History. Alternative, click here† You can also remove individual movies and TV episodes from your recently watched videos list by long-pressing the thumbnail of the content you want to remove and selecting “Remove from Recently Watched.” Perfect, if you’ve seen something that you told your partner you would wait for them to watch together. Disney+
- 4 Disney+ may be over two years old now, but it hasn’t quite caught up with Netflix and Amazon when it comes to features. Unfortunately, this means that you cannot currently see your viewing history on Disney+. Like many of its rivals, Disney offers a Continue Watching section, which can help bring to light any movies or TV shows you may not have watched by the time the credits started rolling. If it’s something you think very strongly about, you can go to the Disney+ website and press the Give Feedback button at the bottom to, very polite, request that they add the feature. hulu
- 5 HBO Max
- 6 As it stands, HBO Max does not provide a way to see everything you have viewed. However, it will automatically add movies and TV shows you haven’t watched yet to the Continue Watching row on the service’s home screen. To remove a movie or series from your keep watching list in your app or on the web, tap your profile icon, tap Continue Watching, then tap Edit. Then tap the X next to an individual item or Clear All to remove everything. When you’re done, click Done. Amazon Prime video
- 7 Peacock
- 8 Paramount+